Old family recipe onion bread baked to a golden brown and decorated with circles of onion on top. Great for a ham sandwich.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
1 hr 40 mins
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • Stir salt, shortening, minced onions, oregano and 2 cups bread flour into yeast mixture. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  • Stir dough to deflate and place it into a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until the top of the dough is within 1/2 inch of the top of the pan, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • After loaf has risen, arrange onion slices on top of the loaf. Pour melted butter over the slices and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 31.8g 10% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 5.1mg 2% DV; sodium 402.5mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
This onion bread is the BEST bread i've made in our machine yet!!!...We make it at least once a week and have to make two loaves because my husband and I will devour the first before it finishes cooling!!!!...Just make the dough with the dough cycle in the machine and transfere to a 9x5 loaf pan!!!! This recipie has just the right amt of onion and its a moist bread not dry like alot of breads are!! Thanks for the recipie!!! Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2004
I followed the directions but did not like the results too much. It was kind of heavy and the taste was a little bland. Read More
(26)
71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2004
I followed the directions but did not like the results too much. It was kind of heavy and the taste was a little bland. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
This onion bread is the BEST bread i've made in our machine yet!!!...We make it at least once a week and have to make two loaves because my husband and I will devour the first before it finishes cooling!!!!...Just make the dough with the dough cycle in the machine and transfere to a 9x5 loaf pan!!!! This recipie has just the right amt of onion and its a moist bread not dry like alot of breads are!! Thanks for the recipie!!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
AWESOME!!!!this was a very easy and tasty bread!!! my husband said it was the best!! the only thing i did different was to use all-purpose flour rather than bread flour(because i didnt have any)....THIS IS A KEEPER!!!!!! Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
Very tasty light bread - not heavy at all. I used 1/4 cup onion and a handful of grated sharp cheddar. I also kneaded it as per any other bread loaf. It made a little too much for one loaf so I took out enough to also make a couple of rolls. Tip of the day: I always put a 1/4 tsp of ground ginger in my yeast mixture as this makes it work harder and loaves come out lighter. You cannot taste the ginger in the finished loaf. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
This is an old family recipe of mine too! I grew up with my dad baking this bread (I'm in my forties). My copy is so yellowed and torn it was difficult to read; I had to use a magnifying glass and still had to guess a little. Was going to make it today and thought I'll just see if it is online. Well what do you know! I don't have to guess - this is the exact same recipe so I know how good it is!!! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
I made rolls instead of bread. They were the best rolls I've ever made. Excellent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This is very good! We made this recipe into onion buns for burgers and they were excellent. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This bread has wonderful flavor and consitency. Great with soup! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
The best onion bread I have ever had! We love to make this...very good and easy. Read More
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